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WTN: One WOW wine, one not!

by Jim Grow » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:17 pm

With chili on a chilly evening we started with a 2005 Vitanza Brunello di Montalcino which was very dull/boring. Strored very well and very black in color, could this wine be in decline? I opened in to celebrate the end of firewood-cutting season so opened a more reliable older wine, the 2001 Pegau Res. This was everything I was hoping for with sour cherry and sweaty leather with obvious brett or just the funky barnyard thing going on. It held up nicely through out the meal and gained in complexity over the hour. Glad I have more of this wine. I am now ready for a cold winter!
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Re: WTN: One WOW wine, one not!

by David M. Bueker » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:53 pm

I recently had the 2000 and 2004 Pegau side by side, and they were great. The 2004 was particularly amazing.
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Re: WTN: One WOW wine, one not!

by Jenise » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:29 pm

Agreed, David. The 04 is one of my favorite Pegau's ever.
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Re: WTN: One WOW wine, one not!

by Mark S » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:21 pm

Vitanza usually leaves me underwhelmed, but ok if you can get them for a (very) good price. They taste vaguely Italian, but never hit the spots of very good Brunello.

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